DON’T LIKE CHÂTEAU ADDITION? TOM GREEN IS HOSTING PICNIC FOR YOU

Comedian wants people to post pictures of the view using #SaveTheChateauLaurier

Actor, comedian and Ottawa native, Tom Green, went to Ottawa city hall on July 11, 2019 to oppose the addition to the Chateau Laurier hotel. (Kate Porter/CBC)

DON’T LIKE CHÂTEAU ADDITION? TOM GREEN HOSTING PICNIC FOR YOU
Ottawa comedian Tom Green is hosting a picnic Saturday evening in Major’s Hill Park to bring attention to the controversial proposed addition to the Château Laurier. He is also asking people to post pictures of the downtown hotel on social media to show officials the addition is “a bad idea” for a capital city.

“You wouldn’t go build a glass addition on the edge of the Lincoln memorial. They wouldn’t go put a modern addition on the edge of an iconic American building in Washington, D.C.,” Green told CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning on Tuesday. “So why do we feel like that’s acceptable here in the city of Ottawa?” READ MORE



TOM GREEN IS HERE TO SAVE THE CHATEAU LAURIER
In the office pool of Things That’ll Make Ottawa Melt Down This Summer, anyone bet on a proposed expansion of the Chateau Laurier? The fate of the landmark hotel, which might soon have a radiator-shaped goiter jutting out its back end, plunged Ottawa city council into disarray and attracted the likes of Ottawa hometown hero Tom Green to team preservation. Stephen Maher, writing in Maclean’s, blamed the whole fracas on Mike Harris and his pro-suburb bent. READ MORE


Comedian Tom Green at the Ottawa city council meeting where the decision to allow renovations to the Château Laurier was granted. ERROL MCGIHON / POSTMEDIA

TOM GREEN HOSTING PICNIC SATURDAY TO #SAVETHECHATEAULAURIER
When comedian Tom Green was a teen in Ottawa, he’d skateboard back from nights in Hull and take in the capital view of the Château Laurier and Parliament Hill against the Ottawa River.

“Even growing up when you’re living here and you’re used to it you’d still say to yourself: ‘Wow, how lucky are we to live in this beautiful place?’ READ MORE


 

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